Bug#702759: viewdiff: command not found, but mentioned in help

James McCoy jamessan at debian.org
Sun May 5 06:50:24 UTC 2013

Control: severity -1 minor

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 05:26:10AM +0200, Regid Ichira wrote:
>   The viewdiff command is not found, but mentioned in help:
>     $ viewdiff
>     bash: viewdiff: command not found
>     $
>     $ grep viewdiff /usr/share/vim/vim73/doc/diff.txt
>     You may also use "viewdiff" or "gviewdiff".  Vim starts in readonly mode then.

That's for informational purposes, not to imply that Vim typically
installs something named (g)viewdiff.  You can create a symlink to
(g)vim using the name (g)viewdiff and get the described behavior.

Similarly, using rviewdiff/rgviewdiff symlinks would start Vim in
restricted mode.

GPG Key: 4096R/331BA3DB 2011-12-05 James McCoy <jamessan at debian.org>
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